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A Childe Bibliography: A Hand-List Of The Works Of Vere Gordon Childe, Terry Irving, Peter Gathercole Jan 2014

A Childe Bibliography: A Hand-List Of The Works Of Vere Gordon Childe, Terry Irving, Peter Gathercole

Terence H Irving, Dr (Terry)

A hand-list devoted to the published writings of Vere Gordon Childe (1892-1957). It includes political writings, letters to newspapers, and reviews, as well as his books, articles and contributions to books. It covers his Australian years as well his academic career in Britain. Because its aim is to create an historical record of both Childe's work and the continual contemporary interest in his ideas, the list is arranged year by year to highlight his productivity and the periods when attention to his work was greatest. There are four sections: (i) books and monographs; (ii) articles and chapters; (iii) reviews ...


Wfmt Interview On Beethoven And Politics, December 15, 2009, David B. Dennis Dec 2009

Wfmt Interview On Beethoven And Politics, December 15, 2009, David B. Dennis

David B. Dennis

WFMT: interviewed about Beethoven and German Politics, on occasion of Beethoven's Birthday, 15 December 2009.


Review Of Michael Pitassi, The Navies Of Rome, Fred Drogula Nov 2009

Review Of Michael Pitassi, The Navies Of Rome, Fred Drogula

Fred K. Drogula

Review of Michael Pitassi, The Navies of Rome. Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rocbester, NY: Boydell Press [www.boydellandbrewer.com], 2008. xxvii + 348 pp., maps, figures, illustrations, colour plates, chapter notes, appendices, bibliography, index. £50, US $90, cloth; ISBN 978-1-8438-409-0.


Photographic Ambivalence And Historical Consciousness, Michael S. Roth Nov 2009

Photographic Ambivalence And Historical Consciousness, Michael S. Roth

Michael S Roth

This essay focuses on three topics that arose at the Photography and Historical Interpretation conference: photography’s incapacity to conceive duration; photography and the “rim of ontological uncertainty;” photography’s “anthropological revolution.” In the late nineteenth century, blindness to duration was conceptualized as the cost of photographic precision. Since the late twentieth century, blindness to our own desires, or inauthenticity, has been underlined as the price of photographic ubiquity. These forms of blindness, however, are not so much disabilities to be overcome as they are aspects of modern consciousness to be acknowledged. The engagement with photography’s impact on historical ...


Ideologia E Utopias Nas Mais Recentes Constituintes Brasileira E Portuguesa: Algumas Linhas De Leitura, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2009

Ideologia E Utopias Nas Mais Recentes Constituintes Brasileira E Portuguesa: Algumas Linhas De Leitura, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Based upon a political compromise, in which « democratic socialists » and « social democrats » were the main protagonists, the ideology of Portuguese Constitution of 1976 was discrete, subtle. And ulterior constitutional revisions confirmed that fondamental aspect. Of course, utopia was present. But, even more present was the « hope principle ». We believe that the Brazilean constituent assembly, with the original importance of popular contributions, also had hope principle’s decisive influence. But the dinamics of the constituent assembly moderated, since the very beggining, the verbal signs of less discret ideologies. Utopia, neverthless, is very present in the aim of the « Citizen Constitution » to ...


¿Tiene El Empresario Conciencia Social?, Guillermo Arosemena Nov 2009

¿Tiene El Empresario Conciencia Social?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre Nov 2009

Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

This humorous presentation traces the history of Utah Valley University from a vocational school to a university, and tells how the school's first centralized archives was started by an inexperienced librarian who learned a lot about archives from the mail-order catalogs from which she ordered materials.


The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2009

The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon

Danelle L. Moon

In this paper, I will explore the role of local peace activist and feminist, Florence Ledyard Kitchelt (1874-1961) in supporting social justice, equality, and world peace. In 1924 Kitchelt accepted a paid position with the Connecticut League of Nation’s Association (CLNA), and for nearly twenty years she served as secretary and director of the organization. Working through the CLNA she canvassed the state promoting peace education and to building support for the League of Nations and the World Court. In 1925 she traveled to Geneva to study the League of Nations and attended the Assembly. Between the wars she ...


Putting Children On The Map: Patterning Children's Behavior And Misbehavior In Graffiti From Roman Campania, Katherine Huntley Oct 2009

Putting Children On The Map: Patterning Children's Behavior And Misbehavior In Graffiti From Roman Campania, Katherine Huntley

Katherine V. Huntley

One of the major difficulties in studying children in the ancient world is the identification of their behavioral patterns in the archaeological record. Some argue that children’s activities are random and spontaneous and thus inaccessible to archaeologists (e.g. Hammond and Hammond 1981). Others note that children in the ancient Roman world mostly lacked distinctive roles, spaces and material culture, making evidence of their activities difficult to distinguish from those of adults (e.g. Wallace-Hadrill 1996). This paper tries to shift from the object-focused approach to childhood often employed in Roman archaeology in favor of directly focusing on the ...


Between The Local And The Global: Characteristics Of The Chinese-Language Press In America, Xiao-Huang Yin Oct 2009

Between The Local And The Global: Characteristics Of The Chinese-Language Press In America, Xiao-Huang Yin

Xiao-huang Yin

The one event of the day that made him get up out of his easy chair was the [Chinese] newspaper. He looked forward to it. He opened the front door and looked for it hours before the mailman was due. The Gold Mountain News … came from San Francisco in a paper sleeve on which his name and address were neatly typed. He put on his gold-rimmed glasses and readied his smoking equipment. … He killed several hours reading the paper, scrupulously reading everything, the date on each page, the page numbers, the want ads.… —Maxine Hong Kingston, China Men (1981)


Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma Oct 2009

Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the cultural interest in monsters in the 21st century. The author speculates on the reasons for the interest, citing anxiety after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq, or the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. He notes a conference in September 2009 at the University of Oxford entitled "Monsters and the Monstrous." Cultural uses of monsters, he notes, include scolding ourselves for failure to be inclusive, the medievals' punishment for the sin of pride, or the ancient Greeks' warnings of impending calamity. He notes that monster stories can promote the individual's thought about ...


Brokers Of Public Trust: Notaries In Early Modern Rome, Laurie Nussdorfer Oct 2009

Brokers Of Public Trust: Notaries In Early Modern Rome, Laurie Nussdorfer

Laurie Nussdorfer

No abstract provided.


Muerte Al Mercado De Capitales, Guillermo Arosemena Oct 2009

Muerte Al Mercado De Capitales, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


The United States And Iran, Michael Zirinsky Oct 2009

The United States And Iran, Michael Zirinsky

Michael Zirinsky

Since the 1978-79 revolution and emergence of an Islamic Republic, America has been transfixed by images of Iran fomenting terror against the US. Ironically, before 1978 most Americans knew nothing about Iran, leading President Carter famously to praise it, on the eve of upheaval, as an island of stability in the midst of a sea of turmoil. Sad to say, many Iranians also have a hostile view of America, based not on the beneficent idealism which characterized US policy in the Middle East before the Second World War, but on American Cold War activism, including sponsoring a 1953 coup d ...


Heroes And Heroines Of Zion: An Oral History Of Utah Peace Activists, Kathryn French, Catherine Mcintyre Oct 2009

Heroes And Heroines Of Zion: An Oral History Of Utah Peace Activists, Kathryn French, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

No abstract provided.


Mapping Children's Behavior In Roman Campania Using Graffiti, Katherine Huntley Sep 2009

Mapping Children's Behavior In Roman Campania Using Graffiti, Katherine Huntley

Katherine V. Huntley

No abstract provided.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


Divergent Paths?: Conceptualizing German Culture In America During The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Kevin Ostoyich Sep 2009

Divergent Paths?: Conceptualizing German Culture In America During The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


September 11th, John Maynard Keynes, Kenneth J. Arrow, And Me: The Nexus, David Randall Jenkins Sep 2009

September 11th, John Maynard Keynes, Kenneth J. Arrow, And Me: The Nexus, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins, Ph.D.

The September 11, 2001 attacks derive from British convictions involving the April 21, 1946 murder of John Maynard Keynes.


De Revolución En Revolución, Guillermo Arosemena Sep 2009

De Revolución En Revolución, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Deconstructing The Slums Of Baltimore, Garrett Power Sep 2009

Deconstructing The Slums Of Baltimore, Garrett Power

Garrett Power

No abstract provided.


Religion And The Rise Of The Second Ku Klux Klan, Kelly Baker Aug 2009

Religion And The Rise Of The Second Ku Klux Klan, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

In 1915, the second incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan was born. The second Klan, a memorial to the Reconstruction Klan and its work in the postbellum South, was to act as a restructured fraternity that supported white supremacy, the purity of white womanhood, nationalism and Protestant Christianity. William J. Simmons, a fraternalist and former minister, organized the charter for the new order and consecrated its beginning by setting afire a cross on the top of Stone Mountain, Georgia.


Race, Medicine And The South, Sharla Fett Aug 2009

Race, Medicine And The South, Sharla Fett

Sharla Fett

Three recent studies by historians Todd Savitt, Steven Stowe, and Marie Jenkins Schwartz demonstrated both the importance of social history methods to southern medical studies and the insights that medical history offers to understanding slavery and race in the U.S. South. Todd Savitt’s collection of essays combine the insights of contemporary public health and medical science with meticulous archival research to present an important body of work detailing African American health and medical institutions before and after emancipation. Steven Stowe and Marie Jenkins Schwartz, both of whom produced important earlier works on slavery and southern family life, turn ...


Histories Of Order And Empires, John Bowes Aug 2009

Histories Of Order And Empires, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

This is, at first glance, an odd pairing of books. One covers several centuries of Comanche history on the southern plains and the other focuses on the post-Revolution Ohio Valley. Pekka Hämäläinen explores a variety of anthropological and ethnohistorical sources to produce a wide-ranging analysis of Comanche internal and external life. David Andrew Nichols surveys the writings and records of citizens and politicians to bring more attention to the connections between national politics and local power struggles in the early American republic. Despite these apparent differences, however, both of these works have similar questions at their respective cores. Perhaps most ...


School Reform That Matters, Michael Johanek Aug 2009

School Reform That Matters, Michael Johanek

Michael C Johanek

A "loving critic" of the U.S., Dean Kishore Mahbubani at the National University of Singapore, suggests that "American society could ... fail if it does not force itself to conceive of failure." Our "first systemic failure," claims Mahbubani, is "groupthink." evident in our collective inability to challenge the "manifest nonsense" from financial sector officials years ago. Today, "the belief that American society allows every idea to be challenged has led Americans to assume that every idea is challenged. They have failed to notice when their minds have been enveloped in groupthink."[1] Might this apply to our ideas about school ...


First Year Students Uwg 1101 And Ingram Library: Introducing First Years Students To Library Resources Through Google Books And Scholar, Diane Fulkerson Aug 2009

First Year Students Uwg 1101 And Ingram Library: Introducing First Years Students To Library Resources Through Google Books And Scholar, Diane Fulkerson

Diane M. Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


First Year Students Uwg 1101 And Ingram Library: Introducing First Years Students To Library Resources Through Google Books And Scholar, Diane M. Fulkerson Aug 2009

First Year Students Uwg 1101 And Ingram Library: Introducing First Years Students To Library Resources Through Google Books And Scholar, Diane M. Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


“'Roots Run Deep Here': The Construction Of Black New Orleans In Post-Katrina Tourism Narratives", Lynnell L. Thomas Aug 2009

“'Roots Run Deep Here': The Construction Of Black New Orleans In Post-Katrina Tourism Narratives", Lynnell L. Thomas

Lynnell Thomas

This article explores the emergent post-Katrina tourism narrative and its ambivalent racialization of the city. Tourism officials are compelled to acknowledge a New Orleans outside the traditional tourist boundaries – primarily black, often poor, and still largely neglected by the city and national governments. On the other hand, tourism promoters do not relinquish (and do not allow tourists to relinquish) the myths of racial exoticism and white supremacist desire for a construction of blacks as artistically talented but socially inferior.


¿Demasiada Expectativa En Los Brics?, Guillermo Arosemena Aug 2009

¿Demasiada Expectativa En Los Brics?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Dance As Text: Ideologies Of The Baroque Body" By Mark Franko, Laurie Nussdorfer Aug 2009

Review Of "Dance As Text: Ideologies Of The Baroque Body" By Mark Franko, Laurie Nussdorfer

Laurie Nussdorfer

No abstract provided.